Deadline is reporting that Josh Helman (The Pacific) and Justified‘s Damon Herriman have signed on to upcoming Starz ballet drama Flesh and Bone. Helman is set to play Bryan, dealing with severe PTSD after returning home from combat overseas, while Herriman will portray Romeo, a strangely engaging homeless man who lives on the roof of the main character’s apartment building.
From Breaking Bad executive producer Moira Beckley-Wallett, Flesh and Bone follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a talented yet troubled ballerina who earns a chance to join a prestigious New York City ballet company. However, once she gets further inside the world she was so desperate to be a part of, she soon realizes she might have passed a point of no return and that her life will never be the same as a result of her membership in the company.
In addition to his role on the acclaimed HBO miniseries, Helman has appeared on the likes of Home and Away and McLeod’s Daughters, while Herriman’s television credits include Vegas, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, and The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting. They join a cast that includes the likes of former American Ballet Theatre principal Irina Dvorovenko, current American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky, Ballet Arizona company dancer Raychel Diane Weiner, Tony nominee Be Daniels, and Boardwalk Empire actress Emily Tyra.
Flesh and Bone begins production this spring for a 2015 premiere on Starz. The first episode of the series will be directed by David Michod (Animal Kingdom).
Will you be watching Flesh and Bone? Do you think the show sounds like a breakout hit waiting to happen for Starz? Just what kind of darkness lies in waiting for Claire as she delves into the inner workings of the ballet world?